The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of Microsoft products and/or services in IT jobs advertised for the Colchester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Microsoft over the 3 months to 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Colchester region.

The figures below represent the IT job market in general and are NOT representative of salaries within the Microsoft Corporation.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft
Rank 3 13 8
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -5
Permanent jobs citing Microsoft 45 27 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Colchester 25.14% 15.52% 20.78%
As % of the Vendors category 36.89% 39.71% 42.86%
Number of salaries quoted 38 27 44
Average salary £35,000 £45,000 £31,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-22.22% +45.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £26,800 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £62,500 £41,000
UK excluding London average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year
- +4.16%
Vendors Category
Colchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
122 68 112
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Colchester 68.16% 39.08% 48.48%
Number of salaries quoted 112 66 91
Average salary £42,500 £42,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.19% +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £61,000 £52,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
Microsoft
Essex

Microsoft
Jobs Demand Trend in Colchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Colchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Microsoft Jobs Demand Trend in Colchester

Microsoft
Salary Trend in Colchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Colchester region.

Microsoft Salary Trend in Colchester

Microsoft
Salary Histogram in Colchester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Microsoft across the Colchester region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014.

Microsoft Salary Histogram in Colchester

Microsoft
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Colchester

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT jobs across the Colchester region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft.

1 33 (45.83%) SQL Server
2 29 (40.28%) SQL
3 27 (37.50%) Windows
4 25 (34.72%) C#
5 21 (29.17%) .NET
6 17 (23.61%) MS Excel
7 15 (20.83%) Visual Studio
7 15 (20.83%) Active Directory
8 14 (19.44%) Agile Software Development
9 13 (18.06%) MS Office
9 13 (18.06%) Web Services
9 13 (18.06%) WPF
9 13 (18.06%) Android
9 13 (18.06%) Team Foundation Server
10 12 (16.67%) Apple iOS
11 11 (15.28%) Silverlight
11 11 (15.28%) Java
11 11 (15.28%) VB.NET
11 11 (15.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 10 (13.89%) Windows 7
13 9 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
13 9 (12.50%) SQL Server 2005
13 9 (12.50%) ASP.NET
13 9 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
14 8 (11.11%) SharePoint
14 8 (11.11%) ITIL
14 8 (11.11%) Degree
14 8 (11.11%) WCF
15 7 (9.72%) Continuous Improvement
15 7 (9.72%) Finance

Microsoft
Top Related IT Skills in Colchester by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT jobs across the Colchester region citing Microsoft also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited Microsoft. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (11.11%) SharePoint
2 6 (8.33%) IIS
3 4 (5.56%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (1.39%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 17 (23.61%) MS Excel
2 13 (18.06%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (6.94%) assyst
2 4 (5.56%) Dynamics GP
3 2 (2.78%) Sage 200
3 2 (2.78%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (2.78%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 4 (5.56%) SAN
1 4 (5.56%) Internet
2 3 (4.17%) DNS
2 3 (4.17%) DHCP
2 3 (4.17%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.78%) Firewall
4 1 (1.39%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (45.83%) SQL Server
2 11 (15.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 9 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (12.50%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (4.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (4.17%) EDRMS
4 3 (4.17%) DTS
5 1 (1.39%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.39%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 15 (20.83%) Visual Studio
2 13 (18.06%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (4.17%) TeamCity
3 3 (4.17%) Jenkins
3 3 (4.17%) Subversion
4 2 (2.78%) ReSharper
5 1 (1.39%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (1.39%) TestDirector
General
1 7 (9.72%) Finance
2 3 (4.17%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.78%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.39%) Marketing
4 1 (1.39%) Games
4 1 (1.39%) Law
Job Titles
1 32 (44.44%) Developer
2 18 (25.00%) Analyst
3 13 (18.06%) .NET Developer
4 11 (15.28%) Support Analyst
5 10 (13.89%) C# Developer
6 9 (12.50%) Software Developer
7 7 (9.72%) Team Leader
8 6 (8.33%) Applications Support
9 4 (5.56%) Technical Support
9 4 (5.56%) Support Engineer
9 4 (5.56%) Systems Engineer
9 4 (5.56%) Technical Support Analyst
9 4 (5.56%) Technical Analyst
9 4 (5.56%) SQL Developer
9 4 (5.56%) Service Desk Team Leader
10 3 (4.17%) 1st Line Support Analyst
10 3 (4.17%) C# .NET Developer
10 3 (4.17%) Help Desk Support Analyst
10 3 (4.17%) Applications Support Analyst
10 3 (4.17%) Help Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (29.17%) .NET
2 13 (18.06%) Web Services
2 13 (18.06%) WPF
3 11 (15.28%) Silverlight
4 9 (12.50%) ASP.NET
5 8 (11.11%) WCF
6 7 (9.72%) WinForms
7 4 (5.56%) WSE
8 3 (4.17%) OpenCL
8 3 (4.17%) JRules
8 3 (4.17%) OpenGL
8 3 (4.17%) DirectX
8 3 (4.17%) XML
8 3 (4.17%) HTML
9 2 (2.78%) JSON
9 2 (2.78%) RESTful
10 1 (1.39%) ASP.NET MVC
10 1 (1.39%) .NET Framework
10 1 (1.39%) jQuery
10 1 (1.39%) iOS SDK
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.56%) N-Tier
2 3 (4.17%) CUDA
2 3 (4.17%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.78%) Clustering
3 2 (2.78%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.78%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (2.78%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.78%) Kindle
4 1 (1.39%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.39%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.39%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 27 (37.50%) Windows
2 13 (18.06%) Android
3 12 (16.67%) Apple iOS
4 10 (13.89%) Windows 7
5 6 (8.33%) Windows XP
6 4 (5.56%) Linux
6 4 (5.56%) UNIX
6 4 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (2.78%) Windows 8
7 2 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (2.78%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (19.44%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (11.11%) ITIL
3 7 (9.72%) Continuous Improvement
4 6 (8.33%) Service Delivery
4 6 (8.33%) Software Engineering
4 6 (8.33%) Performance Management
5 5 (6.94%) Problem Management
5 5 (6.94%) Android Development
6 4 (5.56%) Service Management
6 4 (5.56%) Configuration Management
6 4 (5.56%) iOS Development
6 4 (5.56%) Root Cause Analysis
6 4 (5.56%) Capacity Management
6 4 (5.56%) Requirements Analysis
7 3 (4.17%) Data Migration
7 3 (4.17%) Image Processing
7 3 (4.17%) Multithreading
7 3 (4.17%) Change Control
7 3 (4.17%) DevOps
7 3 (4.17%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 29 (40.28%) SQL
2 25 (34.72%) C#
3 11 (15.28%) Java
3 11 (15.28%) VB.NET
4 6 (8.33%) VBScript
5 5 (6.94%) JavaScript
6 3 (4.17%) C++
6 3 (4.17%) T-SQL
7 2 (2.78%) PHP
7 2 (2.78%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.39%) Objective-C
8 1 (1.39%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.39%) FoxPro (VFP)
Qualifications
1 9 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (11.11%) Degree
3 4 (5.56%) MCP
3 4 (5.56%) MCSE
3 4 (5.56%) Sun Certification
4 3 (4.17%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (4.17%) MCSA
5 1 (1.39%) MCITP
5 1 (1.39%) CCA
5 1 (1.39%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (1.39%) CCEA
5 1 (1.39%) MCAD
5 1 (1.39%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.56%) SLA
2 2 (2.78%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 15 (20.83%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.17%) XenApp
3 2 (2.78%) Microsoft App-V
3 2 (2.78%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.39%) UAG
4 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (1.39%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 6 (8.33%) Puppet
2 5 (6.94%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (4.17%) Backup Exec
3 3 (4.17%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.39%) SolarWinds Orion
4 1 (1.39%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.39%) SCCM
4 1 (1.39%) SCOM
4 1 (1.39%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 6 (8.33%) VMware
1 6 (8.33%) JBoss
2 5 (6.94%) LANDesk
3 4 (5.56%) Oracle
3 4 (5.56%) Citrix
3 4 (5.56%) Guidewire
3 4 (5.56%) DevExpress
4 3 (4.17%) Veritas
4 3 (4.17%) webMethods
4 3 (4.17%) Symantec
4 3 (4.17%) Sophos
4 3 (4.17%) Cisco
5 2 (2.78%) Sage
5 2 (2.78%) Pegasus
6 1 (1.39%) SolarWinds
6 1 (1.39%) Apple
6 1 (1.39%) Remedy
Colchester, Essex
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Discretionary Bonus, Pension
Posted: Yesterday
Colchester, Essex
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: £35k - 40k per year + benefits
Posted: Yesterday